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Scarlet Knights face Seton Hall Pirates: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSeton Hall Pirates
March 8, 2:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

14-16TEAM RECORD13-17

Rutgers pays a visit to Seton Hall on Tuesday, hoping to send the Pirates to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Madison Square Garden.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. Madison Square Garden is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Pirates bring a 13-17 record (14-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-16 Scarlet Knights, who are 11-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Seton Hall go 9-17 so far and the Scarlet Knights go 11-13.

View Rutgers vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Seton Hall in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seton Hall is rated No. 55 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 150. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-67 win for the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Scarlet Knights rank No. 275 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Seton Hall’s No. 141 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Seton Hall is college basketball's No. 196-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Scarlet Knights rate No. 259 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.

Rutgers was a 75-74 loser in its last match on the road against Providence. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights got 21 points from Gilvydas Biruta, but it was Providence that prevailed in a 75-74 final on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Seton Hall was an 85-72 winner in its last match at home against Marquette. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. Seton Hall earned an 85-72 victory over Marquette on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jeremy Hazell at Prudential Center.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Providence are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 1-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Scarlet Knights at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 7 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Seton Hall's last 20 games